Currently, 42 states require continuing professional competency (CPC) for licensed professional engineers. If you are licensed in any one of these states, you must satisfy the continuing education PDH or CEU requirements mandated by your State Licensing Board.
Most states requiring continuing education for engineers have adopted model standards of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Centrestar has met the rigorous standards and requirements of NCEES / Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) which is now administered by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
For specific information regarding your state’s requirements, click the link below and navigate to your state's requirements.
Seven states require pre-approved continuing education sponsors. These states requiring pre-approval are:
- Florida (Provider # 000520)
- Louisiana (Provider # CPD.0000261)
- Indiana (Provider # CE22100004
- Maryland (Pre-Approval List)
- New Jersey (Provider # 24GP00040400
- New York (Pre-Approval via LA CES, RCEP. AIA)
- North Carolina (Provider # S-0598)
Centrestar is a Board Approved PDH and CEU online provider of continuing education engineering courses for Professional Engineers in all seven states listed above, or the other states requiring continuing education. You can view your state's continuing education requirements and provider approval information by clicking the link below and navigate to your state's requirements.
Registered Continuing Education Provider
Not All States Require Pre-Approval of Continuing Education Sponsors
All other states do not pre-approve sponsors or courses.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the courses you select follow the rules of your State Licensing Board. In general, distance learning, correspondence courses, and online education are accepted by all State Licensing Boards provided that:
The course or activity is "a course or activity whose purpose and objective are clear with a content that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee's field of practice," as stated in the NCEES CPC Standard
The completion of the course can be independently verified by issuing a quiz and grading it with the results being maintained by the course provider for a period specified by each State Licensing Board.
For your convenience, Centrestar courses follow all State Licensing Board’s standards and we prepare all our courses in accordance with the NCEES CPC Standard.
Further, we supplement our courses with learning links, application activities, checklists of "what to do" tips, and a professional quiz process intended to evaluate an individual's effort to strengthen and maintain competency in technical and supervisory leadership fields.
Centrestar courses are accepted by all non-preapproval State Licensing Boards. So, if you complete a Centrestar online course and your licensing board does not accept it for any reason, not only we will refund you the full purchase price of the course, but we will offer you a replacement course with the equivalent number of PDH or CEU credits at no additional cost.
States that Limit the Number of Online PDH's
The following states impose limitations on the number of PDH's that can be earned each renewal period:
- Idaho – up to 6 online PDH's Illinois – up to 10 online PDH's for Structural Engineers onlyIowa – up to 10 online PDH's
- New York – up to 18 online PDH's of "Educational Activities"
- Ohio – up to 6 online PDH's
- Wisconsin – up to 17 online PDH's
All other states have no restrictions on the number of PDH's that can be earned each renewal period through online continuing education.
States Require Recordkeeping and Reporting
You are responsible for keeping and submitting all records of your course activities required by your State Licensing Board. Therefore, we highly recommend that you download and print your Certificate of Completion after you complete a course, prepare a PDH Activity Log for your records, and submit to your State Licensing Board as requested.
For your convenience, Centrestar maintains your continuing professional education course activities in your Centrestar account history. You can access your account at any time to retrieve your PDH course activities. However, Centrestar is not required to report your PDH course activities to any State Licensing Board.